Outboard Channel Strips & Preamps

A collection of the channel strips & preamps that are available for tracking configurations.

VT-737sp Tube Channel Strip

VT-737sp Tube Channel Strip

Studio Role: 

Fender Twin Reverb with the AKG 414, Reamping, Bass and Guitar DAW Direct In and Vocal/Dialog microphone DAW channel strip for the Neumann TLM-103

Avalon

VT-737sp Tube Channel Strip

The primary function of the Avalon VT-737sp channel strip is for Bass Guitar Direct DAW input.

When vocals or video dialog is required, it is a high-end condenser mic preamp channel for DAW recording.

It is also available for a Taylor acoustic guitar high-end condenser mic preamp channel or the Taylor and Seagull acoustic guitar DAW Direct input recording.

EL-9 Mike-E

EL-9 Mike-E

Studio Role: 

Kelley Stage Amp Royer R-121 Ribbon Mic preamp

Empirical Labs

EL-9 Mike-E

A modern clean, uncolored, DAW channel strip with Compressor/Saturator based on the iconic EL-8 Distressor, the Mike-e EL-9 is assigned to MOTU DAW Channel One.

HA1073EQ Elite

HA1073EQ Elite

Studio Role: 

Fender Stage Amp Royer R-10 Ribbon Mic preamp

Heritage Audio

HA1073EQ Elite

A Vintage Neve 1073 DAW channel strip with its colored Mic and Line preamp, complete with the iconic 1073 EQ, assigned to MOTU DAW Channel Four.

BlueTube V2

BlueTube V2

Studio Role: 

The Two Stage Amps Tube Gain Staging Preamps

PreSonus

BlueTube V2

The PreSonus BlueTube V2 serves the two Stage Amps, the Kelley F.A.C.S. 30/60 and the Fender Twin Reverb as a gain staging input tube coloring preamp. Using the BlueTube as an input gain preamp, and the Ox Box and Torpedo Load Boxes as amp volume managers, you can manage your overdrive with great precision.

Colour Box V2 Preamp

Colour Box V2 Preamp

Studio Role: 

Core Guitar Preamp for DAW Direct and all Pedalboards

JHS

Colour Box V2 Preamp

The JHS Colour Box V2 is the Cave's core guitar preamp for DAW Direct and all Pedalboard inputs. It is the "Master Gain Management" preamp as it sets the 0dB base reference level for the Distribution Pedalboard.

It provides a balanced Direct In for a Core Tone DAW track. This track is used for blend mixing with other tracks and the source instrument tone for "Reamping" using the Two Notes Torpedo Reload reamp feature.

The Clover #1

The Clover #1

Studio Role: 

Drives the Blackstar Tube Bedroom Amp

JHS

The Clover #1

The Blackstar Bedroom tube amp is gain staged with the JHS Clover #1 preamp.

The Clover #1 output is managed by the discreet LPD isolation Buffer pedal #1.

The Clover #2

The Clover #2

Studio Role: 

Drives the Tone King Tube Bedroom Amp

JHS

The Clover #2

The Tone King Bedroom tube amp is gain staged with the JHS Clover #2 preamp.

The Clover #2 output is managed by the discreet LPD isolation Buffer pedal #2.